Monday, May 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Covey vs. Jason Vargas
The Chicago White Sox head to Kauffman Stadium on Monday, May 1, 2017 to take on the Kansas City Royals. The expected starting pitchers are Dylan Covey for the White Sox and Jason Vargas for the Royals.
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The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +156 and Kansas City at -166. The White Sox have a 9-12-1 over/under mark and a 14-8-0 run line record. The Royals are 8-14-0 against the run line and have a 7-13-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 9-12-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 14-8-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 7-13-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 8-14-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
04/25/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (3/30)
04/21/17 P James Shields Back 10-day DL (4/18)
04/06/17 P Jake Petricka Arm 10-day DL (4/5)
03/31/17 P Carlos Rodon Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/02/17 3B Hunter Dozier Oblique 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 LF Jorge Soler Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Brian Flynn Ribs 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 13-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Covey has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 6.91 and a WHIP of 1.81. He has 6 strikeouts over his 14.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.99 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .184 against the bullpen and they've struck out 88 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.96. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 156 base hits and 65 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 78 batters and struck out 186. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .239, good for 21st in the league. The White Sox hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Matt Davidson is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 14 hits this season in 49 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .612 and an OPS+ of 165. Avisail Garcia is hitting .376 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .418. He has totaled 32 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 85 at bats. His OPS+ is 198 while his slugging percentage is at .635. The White Sox have 176 hits, including 36 doubles and 22 home runs. Chicago has walked 55 times so far this season and they have struck out 183 times as a unit. They have left 131 men on base and have a team OPS of .691. They score 4.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 95 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 7-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.40, Jason Vargas has a 3-1 record and a 0.90 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 25.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 21 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.91 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 54 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 175 base knocks and 89 earned runs this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 84 hitters and struck out 165 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .205, good for 30th in the league. The Royals hold a .326 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .268, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.8 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .396. He has 21 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 76 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .329 with an OPS+ of 106. Salvador Perez is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .272. He has collected 19 hits in 77 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .506. The Royals as a unit have 149 base hits, including 18 doubles and 22 homers. Kansas City has walked 57 times this year and they have struck out on 178 occasions. They have had 134 men left on base and have an OPS of .594. They have scored 2.64 runs per game and totaled 58 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +156
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